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The Grapes of Death (1978)

Les raisins de la mort (original title)
R | | Horror | 5 July 1978 (France)
A young woman discovers that the pesticide being sprayed on vineyards is turning people into killer zombies.

Director:

Jean Rollin

Writers:

Jean-Pierre Bouyxou (story), Jean Rollin (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Marie-Georges Pascal Marie-Georges Pascal ... Élisabeth (as Marie George Pascal)
Félix Marten ... Paul (as Felix Marten)
Serge Marquand Serge Marquand ... Lucien
Mirella Rancelot Mirella Rancelot ... Lucie
Patrice Valota Patrice Valota ... Pierre
Patricia Cartier Patricia Cartier ... Antoinette
Michel Herval Michel Herval ... Michel
Paul Bisciglia Paul Bisciglia ... Lucas
Brigitte Lahaie ... La grande femme blonde (as Brigitte Lahaye)
Olivier Rollin Olivier Rollin ... Le mort-vivant qui se fracasse le crâne
François Pascal François Pascal ... L'homme du train
Evelyne Thomas Evelyne Thomas ... Brigitte
Jean-Pierre Bouyxou Jean-Pierre Bouyxou ... Le mort borgne / Le mort-vivant à la faux
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Storyline

A young woman discovers that the pesticide being sprayed on vineyards is turning people into killer zombies.

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When the wine flows, the terror begins ...

Genres:

Horror

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 July 1978 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

As Uvas da Morte See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(uncut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Writer Jean-Pierre Bouyxou appears in two different bits : as the one-eyed living dead (with mustache), and as the living dead with a scythe (without mustache). See more »

Goofs

After the second dynamite explosion, the shadows of the crew moving about, are visible. See more »

Alternate Versions

Although the Film is banned in Germany, an uncut DVD Release was released. The DVD is not proved. A cut Version is released with an FSK Rating and signed with "neue Version". See more »

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Referenced in Midnight Movie Review: Two Orphan Vampires (2010) See more »

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Nice, Blood and Wine
26 May 2008 | by ed_two_o_nineSee all my reviews

Now here is a rarity. A movie I came across late at night on one of Sky's inferior movie channels (in this case zone horror) that I actually found quite enjoyable. If you are a fan of old school horror then I imagine you will enjoy this. Yes there are some ropey gore effects and some dodgy editing but overall there is a sense of menace which is greatly aided by the slow burning pace and genuinely spooky sound track. The basic premise of the film s that off a pesticide that has been sprayed on the grapes of a vineyard turn all those who consume the wine into some form of diseased zombie type. A young girl on the way to see her boyfriend at the vineyard has to deal with it. This is my first experience of French horror and of the movies of Jean Rollin and I have to say I will be seeking out more of both on this showing. You do have to take into account that this is a 1978 movie and it does show it's age but it has genuine fright moments and a real seedy scary under currant and a lot of modern horror directors could learn a thing or two about pacing a horror movie from here. A real unexpected treat. I would definitely watch this again and for fans of the genre give an extra mark.


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